Just off the coast of busy Miami, Florida, lies Biscayne National Park, which protects marine wildlife, pristine coral reef, and vibrant islands in the area.
Take a guided boat tour, paddle through the mangrove forests, or stick to the shore and learn more about this unique national park, 95% of which is water.
- Where your planning begins: NPS Website
- Our article, Foiled by Transportation, Inspired by Volunteering
- Our podcast, Parks that Live in the Shadows, ft. Biscayne
- Our Video Highlights
- Our Facebook Photo Gallery
- Take a boat out to the keys for a tour or to camp overnight. (When we visited in November 2105, this was unfortunately not an option, but we have heard it’s pretty awesome!)
- Watch the national park video at the visitor center to get your bearings on this importance of Biscayne
- Camp overnight on the keys to feel the entire weight of the isolation from the bustling Miami
- Look into volunteering in Biscayne to give back to the park
- Kayak the mangrove forests to the south of the main visitor center
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In August 2015 we left our jobs and our home to go on a tour of all 59 National Parks across the US during the NPS Centennial year. We spent a year immersing ourselves for about 5 days in each park as we tent camped, hiked, biked, backpacked, kayaked, and climbed our way through the challenge and adventure of our lifetime.
We are Cole and Elizabeth, twenty-something Missourians turned National Parks explorers - constantly seeking to find new adventure and ourselves. Follow our journey for pictures, videos, park tips, and stories - because after all, the Parks are for sharing.